Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

Well, I had to do it. I was well overdue for a cell phone upgrade and circumstances demanded that I upgrade now. So here I am, the poor—I mean, proud—owner of a new cell phone. Every time this happens, I’m a little apprehensive. What if my data doesn’t transfer? What if I don’t like the new phone? What if I drop it?

I remember a time not so long ago when a cell phone didn’t cost a small fortune. They were expensive, yes, but not like they are now. I can remember hyperventilating over spending a couple hundred dollars on a new phone. Now? Well, I’d do the happy dance if I only had to pay that much for a new device.

At the same time, we live in an age and society where you cannot not have a phone. What did we do before GPS was in our hands? What did we do when we had to wait until we got home to share a story with our family or to call our friends on a real telephone? I lived a long time before cell phones were a necessity and yet I still cannot comprehend living now without one. At the end of the day, our wellbeing and safety demand that we have the ability to communicate. Far more than needing to check out the latest Twitter scandal, phones are necessary to allow us to stay in touch should a dangerous situation arise. Did you ever think you’d see such a time? I didn’t.

There is one marvelous perk to holding so much in our hands, though, and that is that you can—from any place you choose—enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • This is sad and disappointing. Please pray for the victims.
  • Ever wonder what Israel looks like from space? Here you go.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I don’t know why I saved this link, but since I did, I may as well share it.
  • Yeah, I don’t have words for this.
  • Well, I suppose we can’t blame him for trying.
  • The poor thing must have been so scared!
  • What stories these women must have.

Are we not all immortal till our work is done?

Robert Murray M’Cheyne
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